Sister Margaret Louise Angot

1915 – 2009

NORWAY – Sister Margaret Louise Angot passed from this life into heaven surrounded by some of her loving friends hearing prayers both sung and spoken on Thursday, July 9, at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway, after a brief illness.

She was born in Ermenonville, France, to Eugene and Marguerite [van der Enyde] Angot on July 29, 1915, three months after her father was killed in the battle of Verganne in World War I.

She cared for her mother for many years. Following her mother’s death she entered the Dominican Sisters of Bethany in 1945. In religion she was known as Sr. Marguerite de l’enfant Jesus. Her deepest desire was to be a missionary but her health prevented her from serving in Africa. In 1962, not speaking any English, she arrived in New York City by ship in the midst of a severe snowstorm, seeing more lights due to Christmas than she had ever seen before. She came to be Superior at the Convent in West Newton, Mass.

After fulfilling her responsibility there, she returned to France to take on a series of positions. She returned to the U.S. in 1983, to work with the poor in Florida for the next 14 years, her most cherished time of service to God. After retiring in 1997, she moved to Otisfield, to reside on the grounds of the Community of the Resurrection. Wherever Sister Margaret was, she shared her loving, compassionate, kind spirit. In this past decade she has made hundreds, if not thousands, of baptismal robes, hand embroidering them with love. A visit with Sr. Margaret would find her crocheting lap robes for the elderly and sick or baby robes for the poor. In fact, Sr. Margaret has fulfilled her vocation of being a Missionary.

She leaves a brother, Paul Angot of France; a niece, Joe1le Angot of Canada; two nephews, Theirry and his wife, Catherine, and Patrick of France; as well as great nieces and nephews.

She greatly appreciates Mme. Odette La Zarsqui who continues to care for her brother, Paul, with love and devotion. Sr. Marie Therese has served with Sr. Margaret almost 47 years, having met her when she was a young sister after Sr. Margaret came to America. In these last few years, Sr. Margaret affectionately referred to Sr. Mary Therese as her “cane.” Sr. Renata and Sr. Martin Dominic were also sisters of hers before establishing the Community of the Resurrection in Otisfield.

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